Gardens of the Amalfi Coast by Robert I. C. Fisher 60’s? This book provides armchair travel to the gorgeous Amalfi Coast. The text is replete with tantalizing observations from history, literature, architecture, and most important, botany: the profusion of lush and colorful plants from the towering Washington robustapalm to nasturtiums, bluebells, white oleanders, cyathea, and asplenia, to name only a few, thrive in these abundantly blossoming gardens. Our amiable guide cites writers who have been drawn to the beauty of this place from Homer to Graham Greene to D.H. Lawrence to Truman Capote. The topography of the land and the garden sculptures recall the Odyssey. As we wander with our guide through the meandering paths we are surprised by stone balconies, columns, and pergolas which provide frames for stunning views of the sea and even Mount Vesuvius. The book is full of exquisite photographs of sweeping vistas and shady nooks.